Bulbophyllum kenae J.J.Verm. 1993 Peltopus Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing by Vermeullen


Common Name The Kena's Bulbophyllum [Dr Issac Kena Collector of the type current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in eastern New Guinea in primary forests at elevations around 2800 to 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .08 to .2" {.2 to .5 cm] between each ovoid, not to hardly flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acute apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a single, pendulous, peduncle .8" [2 cm] long, with 2 bracts, 2 to 6" [3 to 3.8 cm] long overall, rachis single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate apically, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying moderately opening flowers with basally white sepals dotted with purple, brownish to purple towards the apex, and a purple lip.

Synonyms Peltopus kenae (J.J.Verm.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide;